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WORTHINGTON — A little more than a month ago, Eleanore Ebeling marked another birthday. It was her 102nd.
WORTHINGTON — Fifty-eight years ago, Peggy Olson made a journal entry she never forgot. “I had wanted to go on a mission trip or be available for going on a mission, and I wrote that in 1959 in my journal,” Peggy recalled last week. Peggy recently had that wish fulfilled, as she and Lois Larson traveled to Thailand for a month last fall to teach English to young students in the capital city of Bangkok.
WORTHINGTON — The year 1967 was a big one for Dennis Roth. He graduated from high school and married his wife, Debra, and then started work at Central Telephone Co. Fast-forward 50 years later, and Roth is now ready to call it a career in the telephone trade. His last day at Frontier Communications — a present-day iteration of Central Telephone — was Friday.
SIBLEY, Iowa — There’s a strong chance of mixed precipitation on Monday, but area women shouldn’t fear — there’s a “Pocketful of Sunshine” scheduled in Round Lake.
Crashes WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Police Department investigated a hit-and-run crash reported at 4:35 p.m. Thursday from the 100 block of 11th Avenue. WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Police Department investigated a hit-and-run crash reported at 3:01 p.m. Friday from the 800 block of Turner Street. Ambulance
JACKSON — A few short weeks ago, Susan Reiter wasn’t sure how much longer she was going to be able to keep Coffee Choices open. On Monday, she was marking a new beginning and a new look to her enterprise. Coffee Choices is now Ellefson Coffee Co. — as in David Ellefson, the bassist from the heavy metal band Megadeth who grew up in this southwest Minnesota community.
WORTHINGTON -- The Wednesday death of actress and singer Debbie Reynolds probably had a slightly different meaning to Gary Wagner than most other Worthington residents. Wagner, as a 10-year-old, was in the midst of an extended stay at the Valley Club Heart Hospital in Minneapolis, he shared Friday.
WORTHINGTON -- The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president certainly represented a political upheaval at the national level, but there was also some significant change locally in southwest Minnesota. In two three-way races for Worthington City Council, incumbents were defeated this past November. Additionally, a measure allowing Worthington restaurants, clubs, bowling centers and hotels to sell intoxicating liquor on Sundays passed.
WORTHINGTON — Christmas came three days later for Dottie MacNeill, but she was by no means complaining. MacNeill, a resident of South Shore Care Center in Worthington, eagerly awaits Christmas each year and always looks forward to seeing Santa Claus, explained Suzan Wellendorf, activity director at South Shore. This year, though, MacNeill wasn’t as lucky — initially, at least.
WORTHINGTON -- The sister-city relationship between Worthington and Crailsheim, Germany has lost one of its significant supporters. Hellmut Zundel, who served as Crailsheim’s mayor for many years, died on Christmas Day, former Worthington Mayor Robert J. Demuth said Wednesday. Demuth and Zundel forged a strong friendship thanks to their cities’ connection, and visited each other in their respective communities.